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    Man...that just looks like a hackjob. I cant...

    Man...that just looks like a hackjob. I cant imagine spending 6 figures on a van and then ending up having to carry skis like that.
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    If you ski the 188 Corvus you want the 190 IMHO. ...

    If you ski the 188 Corvus you want the 190 IMHO.

    I say that as someone who skis the 184 Bibby and the 188 Corvus. The 190 Bibby would make more sense for me now but I've had the 184 for...lots of...
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    If you're considering using quickclot bandage or...

    If you're considering using quickclot bandage or tourniquet in the backcountry -- you're in a situation where stopping the bleed and hypovolemic shock is the priority concern over hypothermia. You...
  4. Everything is sold. Appreciate it. Simplified my...

    Everything is sold. Appreciate it. Simplified my quiver so there's less guess about what to grab.
  5. PM / Dibs on pants & pro tours.

    PM / Dibs on pants & pro tours.
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    Sweet -- looking forward to it. My little van...

    Sweet -- looking forward to it.

    My little van addition for this year is a homemade center console for the Sienna. The stock one is nice but makes moving back/forth difficult. Building basically a...
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    And the staff is far more pleasant on the eyes.

    And the staff is far more pleasant on the eyes.
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    I felt the same way until I was on scene and help...

    I felt the same way until I was on scene and help treat a brachial artery slice from ski edge last year. We had a review with the ER doc who treated and they agreed in a retrospective they gave that...
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    Mandolin. The gear dressing contest where the...

    Mandolin.

    The gear dressing contest where the winner got boots, and then they both got all the gear they dressed in was best part of the show from what I saw. Though admittedly I dipped a bit...
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    Early on yesterday I heard there were at least 3...

    Early on yesterday I heard there were at least 3 structures involved. A few of our paid staff left to go assist as they are part of CCC fire. Wonder if Bendtheski knows more. Hoping for the best.
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    At least they were very generous with the...

    At least they were very generous with the beer...first couple they flat out refused my tickets.

    If that was uncrowded I wouldn't have wanted to see past years. A hard agree on how loud the music...
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    Well that guy in his videos (which are great)...

    Well that guy in his videos (which are great) straightforward says that the vast majority of issues he sees are due to shoddy installation not shoddy heaters. Given his depth of knowledge I'm...
  13. Bump for Lhasas. $250 shipped for 3 skis, 2...

    Bump for Lhasas. $250 shipped for 3 skis, 2 sollyfit plates, and skins. Get some PMGear goodness.
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    The 40L would be tough for unsupported hut trips...

    The 40L would be tough for unsupported hut trips IMO. Could you make it work by lashing some stuff to the outside on the way up? Potentially.

    I was thinking more something like Euro huts or a...
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    More importantly -- post photos of your rig and...

    More importantly -- post photos of your rig and how the diesel heater box is gonna work with it. I'm curious about doing the same in our Sienna. We've got a small power-pack (288wh) wondering if we...
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    What do i know, I'm just one of those people...

    What do i know, I'm just one of those people whose been packing the steeps for the last few seasons.
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    I've seen pip on skis more this season than any...

    I've seen pip on skis more this season than any of the last 5 or 6 at least.

    That said, the opening is more to deal with the fact we actually had decent coverage than any policy changes that i'm...
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    I have the 30L and 40L bag. The setup of the...

    I have the 30L and 40L bag. The setup of the pack is pretty different re:avy tools in the 30L and puts them closer in. 30L gets pretty full up with googles, skins, jacket, gloves, water, and first...
  19. 187 Atomic Alibi with some PX racing clamps...

    187 Atomic Alibi with some PX racing clamps (forward pressure tends to back off in one heel, so pay attention) -- for beer $ in the front range.
  20. Thread: The FIFTY

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    I'm pretty sure if people regularly call a line a...

    I'm pretty sure if people regularly call a line a name, such that the majority of folks would understand what line they are talking about, then that's it's name. Old grouches may hate Abasin being...
  21. Have a couple buddies who are in just your...

    Have a couple buddies who are in just your spot....they tried to rope me in but I connected the two who wanted to do it rather than submit myself to the pain.

    May try to volunteer at an aid...
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    How's nix holding up?

    How's nix holding up?
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    This so much. People with a single street-shoe...

    This so much. People with a single street-shoe size apparently don't have robust collections of shoes like they do skis.

    9.5 in Redwings, 9.5 in Oak Streets, 10 in most Allen Edmonds, 10.5s-11 in...
  24. Vipecs and Downs sold -- thanks all. Now...

    Vipecs and Downs sold -- thanks all.

    Now somebody buy these iconic Lhasas. Or trade me a pair of Zeds for them :).
  25. Photo time. Preference for sale goes to someone...

    Photo time. Preference for sale goes to someone who wants CD + Vipecs -- unless you have a pair of Zeds/Ion LTs to trade. $200 for triplet of vipec toes + 2 heels, $275 skis alone. (No...
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    F&F Codes (3) -- Various Brands

    I have 3 friends and family codes for the follow brands to share. Discounts range from very good to meh. Check online before blinding trusting this is the best deal. But if you intend to buy anything...
  27. I get home tomorrow and this package is waiting...

    I get home tomorrow and this package is waiting along with new skis. Good fucking December 1st.
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    Honestly kudos to a well written and honest add....

    Honestly kudos to a well written and honest add. Hopefully it finds the right home.
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    PSA: Liberties are always on sale somewhere. ...

    PSA: Liberties are always on sale somewhere.

    That said, I have the Evolv 90 and it's a very nicely designed and built ski. I ski the 179 and that is plenty of ski, whereas I'm mostly on mid-high...
  30. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Based on Bjarnes van builds, I would suspect its...

    Based on Bjarnes van builds, I would suspect its wood-fueled rather than diseal.

    Speaking of -- interested to follow Bjarne's new company building out vans: https://www.salenadventurevans.com/ .
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    I did Eurovelo 6 from Sancerre to Nantes mostly...

    I did Eurovelo 6 from Sancerre to Nantes mostly following the route.

    It ruined bike touring in America for me. Showed me I love being a softy -- well-marked routes, friendly cars, easy to drink...
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    As someone who skis the 184 bibby / 187 Protest...

    As someone who skis the 184 bibby / 187 Protest -- I think anyone who prefers the 190 Bibby will be better served by the 192 protest.

    Shave weight on your binders.
  33. Lots of PMs on the downs which is cool. But ya'll...

    Lots of PMs on the downs which is cool. But ya'll should own the Lhasas too.

    Pms replied to I think. I'll post pics up on Wednesday once I'm home.
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    Plus that duffle sucks compared to a real...

    Plus that duffle sucks compared to a real backpack as far as carrying. I can do a couple weeks (not skiing) in Europe with my 40L backcountry back and have on a couple of occasions.

    My friends...
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    - Agree re: St. Emilion (or one of many other...

    - Agree re: St. Emilion (or one of many other small towns around there) over Bordeaux itself. Rent a car and get to some lesser populated wineries. I'm sure some mags can assist on that front.
    -...
  36. Thread: Folsom Skis

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    If you're ever going through Denver, they are...

    If you're ever going through Denver, they are super accomodating with hooking up demos. Their shop isn't far off I70 and they are easy to work with. I keep meaning to do that but having skis in a...
  37. Thread: Folsom Skis

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    Generally agree with Quandary. Their shop is...

    Generally agree with Quandary. Their shop is about 2mi from my house...bought a few random bindings and parts from them and toured around with Mike. High-quality builds, know what they are doing and...
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    At some point I'm going to learn to fish just so...

    At some point I'm going to learn to fish just so I can hang out with SFB's dog.

    Back to work today. A nice spot to be testing some new avalanche visualization software.

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  39. 182 Down CD104L & 186 Lhasa Pow with SollyFits

    Coming shortly when I get home, but posting it up so I don't not sell them to cover recent purchase....photos in 2ish days.

    - SOLD: 182 Down CD104L with or without vipecs. 1 mount for vipecs...
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    I'll take them. Coming up for sale shortly. -...

    I'll take them.

    Coming up for sale shortly.
    - 182 Down Countdown 104Ls, 1 mount for Vipecs. Can swell with or without. Some base scratches, nothing massive.
    - 186 Lhasas Pows, 3? mounts....
  41. Thread: Ahmaud Arbery

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    A demonstration that you really don't know what...

    A demonstration that you really don't know what it's like being black in America.

    You're being a racist fuckwad and losing or lost many mags' respect with posts like that. I'm sure you'll say you...
  42. I'll take them for $3.50 and a pound of bacon to...

    I'll take them for $3.50 and a pound of bacon to cover shipping.
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    He said it's not good at long turns in chop and...

    He said it's not good at long turns in chop and crud. That's different than hard snow.

    The only way you get particularly great damp crud busting performance is more weight and suspensions. It's...
  44. Thread: Wine Geekery

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    Your new sig.

    Your new sig.
  45. Thread: Wine Geekery

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    Buster drinking cali pinot is how you know the...

    Buster drinking cali pinot is how you know the world is coming to an end.

    Tonight's bottle while packing (and dinner...polenta, green beans, harissa, poached egg, feta tossed together) - a simple...
  46. Thread: Wine Geekery

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    Cheese, crackers and salted cured meats are your...

    Cheese, crackers and salted cured meats are your friend for almost any Spanish wine.

    Wait until you get into sherry...
  47. Thread: Wine Geekery

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    Skin contact gewurtz is something I've never had...

    Skin contact gewurtz is something I've never had and I love both of those independently. Bottle shot?
  48. Thread: Wine Geekery

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    Honestly -- your palate is pretty spot on for...

    Honestly -- your palate is pretty spot on for what i'd expect from a 10 year old Rioja reserva. The oak and vanilla are common notes due to the use of a good bit of new wood for most Riojas. From...
  49. Thread: Wine Geekery

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    Fuckin' A tgapp. When our paths cross we're...

    Fuckin' A tgapp. When our paths cross we're drinking a nice bottle on me.

    We use a basic little vaccum pump maybe weekly to split a bottle over two nights. ...
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    I could see owning a 190 DW for my replacement of...

    I could see owning a 190 DW for my replacement of my current 184 DW. With the 184 DW104 in the quiver as a daily. The fore-aft support and nukability of the 190 makes more sense for me in the 112...
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